WHO praises COVID containment efforts in Mumbai’s Dharavi


Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) praised the efforts taken by India in order to contain the coronavirus in Mumbai’s Dharavi.

Besides, the health organisarion also stated that only aggressive action combined with national unity & global solidarity can turn this pandemic around.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG said, “There are many examples from around the world that have shown that even if the outbreak is very intense, it can still be brought back under control.”

Even as the overall coronavirus cases in India crossed the 8 lakh mark on Friday, the recovery rate of the country is at around 63 per cent.

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, which is home to more than 10 lakh people, became a hotspot of coronavirus sprread. The efforts of the Maharashtra government and the Centre to contain the pandemic in the area has drawn praises from even the World Health Organisation.

The WHO DG emphasised on the need for leadership, community participation and collective solidarity.

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